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How to install iOS 16 Developer Beta for free?

Apple unveiled iOS 16 on Monday with a massive refresh to the lock screen among others. We felt the update to an overhaul after so many years. Do you want to try the Beta release of the new software update? Well, Apple has rolled out the Developer Beta for registered developers ($99/yr.) with Public Beta to go live in July.

However, fret not, you can try the Developer Beta free of cost. Yes, you read that right, even if do not have a developer account you can enjoy the iOS 16 before public beta testers. Folks over at have the developer beta profiles up for download and we have linked both profiles in this guide.


PhoneGlide is not responsible for any damage that may occur from using the Developer Beta profile obtained via websites other than Apple. We recommend all users patiently wait for the free and official iOS 16 Apple Public Beta Software Program to go live in July. Follow this guide at your own risk!

Supported devices

iOS 16: iPhone 8 and later.

Back up your iOS device!

Please make sure to back up your iPhone or iPad via iTunes before attempting to install a software update, especially any beta or pre-release software.

Let’s install the iOS 16 Developer Beta for free

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Safari and download the iOS 16 Developer Beta Profile. Tap Install Anyways! and the download will begin.
  2. Head over to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management. Tap the iOS 16 Beta Software and select Install to begin the installation. Enter your device passcode if prompted and accept the consent to install the profile.
  3. Tap Restart to reboot your device.
  4. That’s it, go back to the Settings, then General > Software Update to check for updates and start the downloading process.
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NOTE: If the iOS 16 Beta Software is not available in Software Update, restart your device and check for updates again.

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